Table Mountain National Park
This lighthouse was built too high above sea level and was often obscured by fog; it was replaced by a new lighthouse at a lower elevation. A walking trail goes near both the old and new lighthouses.
Tower Height: 27
Height of Focal Plane: 570
Description of Tower: White, cylindrical cast iron tower.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1860
Date Present Tower Built: 1860
Date Deactivated: 1919
Current Use: Attraction in national park.
Open To Public? Yes.
Take either the road through Simon’s Town on the False Bay side of the peninsula, or through Kommetjie on the Atlantic side. The park is open from 8 a.m. and closes at sunset. A funicular railway will take you to a viewing platform just below the old lighthouse; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.